# Ch5_1 - 1 Section 5.1 Understanding Matrices Manipulating...

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Next Previous Section 5.1: Understanding Matrices 11 ® Manipulating and analyzing large sets of data ® Solving systems of linear equations ® Optimization problems ® Determining a set of variables that minimize or maximize a set of equations. l Least squares was one – we solved for m and b (two unknowns) having two equations. l Traveling salesman problem is another. (Visit a list of clients in the shortest distance) ® Allocating resources ® A common problem in business. l Company has to spend money (or raw material) on several projects, what is the best way to divide up the budget (or raw Section 5.1: Understanding Matrices

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Next Previous Section 5.1: Understanding Matrices 22 ® Solving systems of linear equations (continued) ® Solving systems of linear differential equations ® Controlling manufacturing processes ® Simulating complex integrated circuits ® Managing financial data ® Manipulating images ® See MathWorks.com for more application examples. Importance of matrices (continued)
Next Previous Section 5.1: Understanding Matrices 33 And the demand for extra-large tents is half that for large tents. … the demand for large tents is the same as for medium tents. A manufacturer plans to make tents, some small, some medium, some large and some extra-large. It takes 2 yards of material to

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